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I was enquiring about this photo on a web page for use in my photo album, the onwer of the photo "Graham Strong" asked would I repost it here with the hope someone may have more details on it ,like year or model, or anything at all about the photo. Also on his web page there is a 1950s austin lorry (railway section) he needs help with. This is a nice good quality photo of the daimler with driver TW Coombes who is Graham's Grandfather.

 

http://www.the-strong-family.110mb.com/

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This is a standard Daimler model CB , 2 ton general service body, built Coventry 1914/17, the majority of CB production went to the WD , the exception being those sold proir to August 1914. Many subsequently gave very good service after WW1 as buses and lorries. Fitted 30hp sleeve valve engine. Quite interesting that the chassis no. appears to be painted on the cab side, this often appears on Daimlers and Albions for some reason.

Richard Peskett.

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The Austin is a Series 3 Truck, built from the mid to late '50s; they later became the BMC WE and then WF. They had the same cab as the Series 2 / Loadstar but with the nose stretched, I think to accomodate the BMC 5.1 diesel though they were also available with the 4 litre petrol. The WF had a single piece screen.

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Some further 'in depth' info. on Daimler 'CB' production, although Motor Traction buyers guide of July 1913 quotes a CB 2 ton model production appears not to have started until about March 1914 with serial numbers from about 800 following on from the 'CC' and 'CD' chassis. Production continued until about April 1917 by when serial numbers had reached almost 2900, an assumption from this is that about 2000 units were built. The sleeve valve engine was rated as 30 hp by the makers and 22.4 RAC rating hence there is sometimes confusion over engine sizes. A smilar situation exists with the 'Y' type engines being 40 hp and 30hp rated respectively. Unfortunately no factory records exist form this period and much present information has come from the records of subsequent civilian owners.

Richard Peskett.

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...Quite interesting that the chassis no. appears to be painted on the cab side, this often appears on Daimlers and Albions for some reason...

 

Blowing the picture up reveals it to be 1556.

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Some further 'in depth' info. on Daimler 'CB' production, although Motor Traction buyers guide of July 1913 quotes a CB 2 ton model production appears not to have started until about March 1914 with serial numbers from about 800 following on from the 'CC' and 'CD' chassis. Production continued until about April 1917 by when serial numbers had reached almost 2900, an assumption from this is that about 2000 units were built. The sleeve valve engine was rated as 30 hp by the makers and 22.4 RAC rating hence there is sometimes confusion over engine sizes. A smilar situation exists with the 'Y' type engines being 40 hp and 30hp rated respectively. Unfortunately no factory records exist form this period and much present information has come from the records of subsequent civilian owners.

Richard Peskett.

 

thanks richard

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The Austin is a Series 3 Truck, built from the mid to late '50s; they later became the BMC WE and then WF. They had the same cab as the Series 2 / Loadstar but with the nose stretched, I think to accomodate the BMC 5.1 diesel though they were also available with the 4 litre petrol. The WF had a single piece screen.

 

well done sean thanks

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What a great picture. Was Mr Coombes A. S. C.? The Royal appelation wasn't applied till 1918.

thanks tony. he joined up in june 1915 ASC-- ret april 1919 RASC

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Thanks for that. The RASC became part of the Royal Logistic Corp, my son is TA RLC. The meuseum is down at Camberley.

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Blowing the picture up reveals it to be 1556.

 

this must date it as 1914/1915 based on my CB being chassis 2616 and dated 1915

 

Richard

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